2010 Roger Federer tennis season

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2010 Roger Federer tennis season
Full nameRoger Federer
Country  Switzerland
Calendar prize money$7,698,289
Singles
Season record65–13 (83.33%)
Calendar titles5
Year-end ranking2
Ranking change from previous yearDecrease 1
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenW
French OpenQF
WimbledonQF
US OpenSF
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW
Doubles
Season record2–2 (50%)
Calendar titles0
Year-end ranking327
Last updated on: 31 December 2010.

Roger Federer won the Australian Open, beating Briton Andy Murray, whom he also beat in the final of the 2008 US Open. Federer played in eighteen tournaments in 2010, and won five. He made the semifinals of his opening tournament at the Qatar Open in Doha, losing to Nikolay Davydenko, and at the Estoril Open, which he had won in 2008, losing to defending and eventual champion Albert Montañés. Federer was runner-up in the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open to Rafael Nadal. At the French Open, he faced his opponent in the previous year's final, Robin Söderling at the quarterfinals stage and lost. As defending champion at Wimbledon, he was defeated in the quarterfinals by Tomáš Berdych in four sets, thus ending his streak of seven consecutive Wimbledon finals also falling to world no. 3, his lowest ranking since 2003. During the summer hard-court season, Federer hired Paul Annacone to be his coach and revive his form. At the 2010 US Open, Federer advanced to his seventh straight semifinal appearance, but lost to Novak Djokovic in five sets, despite holding two match points in the final set. Federer's ranking slipped from no. 2 to no. 3 after the tournament, but he finished the year strong with victories in Stockholm, Basel, and the ATP Tour Finals to pass Djokovic in the rankings and finish the year at no. 2. By the end of 2010 Roger Federer became widely considered as the greatest male tennis player of all time.

Year summary[edit]

Roger Federer won the 2010 Australian Open, which was his fourth victory at the Grand Slam, tying Andre Agassi for most in the open era. This was his sixteenth Grand Sam overall for his career.

Early hard court season and Australian Open[edit]

On Sunday, January 17, Federer created a charity tournament called the "Hit for Haiti" at the Rod Laver Arena the day before the Australian Open. He invited a number of top world players from the ATP and WTA tours to join him to raise money for relief efforts in Haiti. The players who participated included Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Roddick, Novak Djokovic, Kim Clijsters, Serena Williams, Lleyton Hewitt, and Samantha Stosur.[1] A few days before the start of Indian Wells, Federer, Nadal, 14-time Grand Slam singles champion Pete Sampras, and 8-time Grand Slam singles champion Agassi participated in a doubles exhibition match called "Hit for Haiti 2" as a fundraiser for the relief efforts in Haiti. Also in February, Federer made a trip to Ethiopia, where his charity foundation works.[2]

Federer started the year by playing in the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha, where he was defeated in the semifinals by eventual champion Nikolay Davydenko.[3]

Federer won his 16th Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open. In the fourth round, Federer beat Lleyton Hewitt in straight sets. In the quarterfinals, Federer trailed Davydenko by a set and two games in the second set, but was able to win in four sets. Federer then defeated world no. 10 and 2008 Australian Open runner-up Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semifinals in straight sets. This marked the 23rd consecutive time that Federer had appeared in a semifinal of a Grand Slam tournament, and the seventh consecutive year that Federer had made at least the semifinals at the Australian Open, breaking the previous record held by Ivan Lendl. In the final, Federer defeated fifth-seeded Andy Murray in straight sets to claim his fourth Australian Open singles title.[4] This win tied him for most Australian Open victories in the open era at four with Andre Agassi. Since Wimbledon 2005 Federer had made the finals of 18 out of 19 Grand Slam tournaments, an extraordinary period of sustained excellence unparalleled in the Open Era.

Federer withdrew from the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships for the second consecutive year due to a lung infection.[5]

Federer then appeared at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells for his first tournament since the Australian Open.[6] Along with the 31 seeded players behind him, Federer received a first round bye in the main draw. However, in the third round, he was defeated by Marcos Baghdatis in a rematch of the 2006 Australian Open final, after Federer failed to convert three match points.[7]

The week after Indian Wells, Federer played in the Sony Ericsson Open in Miami. Federer and the other 31 seeded players received first-round byes. In the second round, Federer defeated Nicolás Lapentti before over 14,000 fans, a record-breaking attendance for a second round match in the Stadium (the center court of Miami). After beating Florent Serra, Federer lost to the eventual runner-up, Czech Tomáš Berdych, in three sets in the fourth round.[8] Federer hit 62 unforced errors in that match.

Clay court season and French Open[edit]

Federer next appeared in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome. In addition to singles, he teamed with Yves Allegro for the doubles competition as wildcards. The team lost in the quarterfinals to Sam Querrey and John Isner. Federer lost to world no. 40 Gulbis in the second round of the singles competition, after receiving a first-round bye.[9] It was the first time since 2000 that Federer had lost his opening clay-court match of the year. It was the first time since 2002 that he had lost before the quarterfinals at three consecutive events, and the first time since 2002 that he had lost his first match in Rome.

Federer then played the Estoril Open. In his only previous appearance in 2008, he won the title, when Davydenko retired in the final. However, he lost in the semifinals this year to Albert Montañés in straight sets, after which Federer said he was not worried by his current form,[10] while Nadal expressed surprise at his rival's loss.[11]

Federer continued at the Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open, where he was the defending champion. He defeated his 2008 Olympic doubles partner Stanislas Wawrinka in the third round. In the quarterfinals, he avenged his earlier loss to Gulbis.[12] In the semifinals, he defeated David Ferrer in three sets.[13] Federer then lost to Nadal in the final in straight sets.[14]

Federer at the 2010 French Open

In the third round of the French Open, Federer beat Julian Reister to register his 700th ATP-level match victory and 150th on clay.[15] He followed this milestone by defeating Wawrinka in the fourth round. Federer lost in the quarterfinals to Robin Söderling, ending his six-year streak of consecutive Grand Slam semifinals.[16] Moreover, after the end of tournament, he lost the world no. 1 ranking to Nadal, leaving Federer at 285 weeks of being world no. 1, with Sampras holding the record of 286 weeks at that time.

Grass court season and Wimbledon[edit]

Federer next played at the Gerry Weber Open, where he lost to Hewitt in the final in three sets. In doubles, Federer and Allegro lost in the first round to Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber.

Next, Federer attempted to defend his title at the Wimbledon Championships. Since Wimbledon has a different formula for seedings based on grass-court achievements, Federer was seeded first above world no. 1 Rafael Nadal. In the first round, Federer won for the 200th occasion in Grand Slam matches as he came from two sets down to beat Alejandro Falla, who served for the match in the fourth set at that time, but Falla took Federer to another set before Federer won in a quick fifth set.[17][18] Federer beat Ilija Bozoljac in four sets. He next faced Arnaud Clément and had a straight-set victory. In the fourth round, Federer defeated no. 16 seed Jürgen Melzer. In the quarterfinals, he faced Tomáš Berdych, but lost in four sets. With this defeat, Federer became ranked no. 3 at the end of Wimbledon, which was his lowest ranking since November 10, 2003.[19]

US Open Series and US Open[edit]

During Federer's summer break between Wimbledon and Canada, he hired Pete Sampras' old coach Paul Annacone to attempt to revive his fortune, to start with on a trial period.[20] After beating Chela in his first match at the 2010 Rogers Cup, Federer broke Andre Agassi's record for Master level wins as he won his 210th match.[21] Federer then overcame quarterfinal and semifinal challenges from Berdych and Djokovic respectively, winning the first set of both matches before dropping the second and having to fight hard to capture the decider. His triumph over Djokovic, the world no. 2, ensured that he would reclaim that ranking, regardless of the outcome of his final showdown with Murray, the defending champion.[22] Federer lost in the final, 5–7, 5–7.[23] A week later, Federer played in the 2010 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati, Ohio, still seeded third behind Nadal and Djokovic, but competing as world no. 2 for the first time since Wimbledon. He received a bye in the first round, and then got another break when Uzbekistan second-round opponent Denis Istomin was forced to retire in the first set. He advanced to the quarterfinals in a walkover, when Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany pulled out, citing a shoulder injury.[24] He defeated frequent tour opponent and world no. 6 Nikolay Davydenko and advanced to the semifinals. He defeated Marcos Baghdatis and advanced to the finals. There he defeated Mardy Fish and successfully defended the title. Federer began his quest for a sixth U.S. Open title with an easy win over Brian Dabul. Federer next beat Andreas Beck. In the third round, Federer defeated Paul-Henri Mathieu. In the round of 16, Federer faced Roland Garros semifinalist Jürgen Melzer and won in straight sets. Then, in the quarterfinals, he faced Robin Söderling, who had recently beaten him in the quarterfinals of the 2010 French Open, and defeated him. He narrowly lost to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals after failing to convert two match points in the final set. As a result, Djokovic rose to no. 2 in the world and Federer fell to no. 3. By reaching the semifinals, Federer achieved his 20th match win in 2010 Grand Slams; this is the seventh consecutive year he has accomplished this feat, a record matched only by Ivan Lendl.

Asian swing[edit]

Federer competed at the ATP Masters 1000 Shanghai, where he was seeded third and had a bye in the first round. Federer defeated John Isner and Andreas Seppi to advance to the quarterfinals, where he defeated world no. 5 Robin Söderling. He avenged his last US open loss against Djokovic. However, in the final, Federer fell to Murray.

European indoor season[edit]

His next tournament was the Stockholm Open. He got a bye in the first round, defeated the American Taylor Dent in the next round, and defeated fellow Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka afterwards. Up next in the semifinals was Ivan Ljubičić, whom Federer beat in two sets. Federer won his 64th Tour-level title, tying with Pete Sampras for fourth place on the Open Era titles list, as he beat Florian Mayer in the final to win his first Stockholm crown.

He next participated at the 2010 Davidoff Swiss Indoors as the top seed. He defeated Djokovic the final, to win a record fourth title at the event. This was his 65th career title, placing him fourth in the all-time list, surpassing Pete Sampras' record of 64 career titles. At the BNP Paribas Masters, Federer reached the semifinals for the first time, where he lost to Gaël Monfils despite holding five match points.

At the 2010 ATP World Tour Finals, Federer was placed in Group B, along with Andy Murray, Robin Söderling, and David Ferrer. He defeated Ferrer in his first round-robin match. He then defeated Murray and defeated Söderling in his final round-robin match. These straight-set wins marked the first time Federer completed the round-robin stage without dropping a set. He was the winner of Group B and qualified for the semifinals. In the semifinals, he beat Novak Djokovic to advance to his sixth year-end championship final, where he faced his longtime rival Rafael Nadal. Federer retained his unbeaten record against Nadal at the ATP World Tour Finals by defeating the top seed in the final. Federer then had five season-ending championships to his name, tying Pete Sampras and Ivan Lendl for the most ever. Federer ended the year ranked world no. 2 and played Nadal in two charity matches, one in Zürich and one in Madrid. The proceeds benefited his own foundation, as well as Nadal's foundation. By the end of 2010 he widely became considered as the greatest player of all time.

Matches[edit]

Grand Slam performance[edit]

All matches[edit]

Singles[edit]

[25]

Tournament Match Round Opponent Rank Result Score
Qatar Open, Doha
Qatar
250
Hard, outdoor
4 January
840 1R  Christophe Rochus (BEL) 86 Win 6–1, 6–2
841 2R  Evgeny Korolev (RUS) 53 Win 6–2, 6–4
842 QF  Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 90 Win 6–2, 4–6, 6–4
843 SF  Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 6 Loss 4–6, 4–6
Australian Open, Melbourne
Australia
Gramd Slam
Hard, outdoor
18 January
844 1R  Igor Andreev (RUS) 37 Win 4–6, 6–2, 7–6(7–2), 6–0
845 2R  Victor Hănescu (ROU) 47 Win 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
846 3R  Albert Montañés (ESP) 32 Win 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
847 4R  Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 22 Win 6–2, 6–3, 6–4
848 QF  Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 6 Win 2–6, 6–3, 6–0, 7–5
849 SF  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) 10 Win 6–2, 6–3, 6–2
850 W  Andy Murray (GBR) 4 Win (1) 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(13–11)
Indian Wells Masters, Indian Wells
USA
Masters 1000
Outdoor, hard
8 March
1R Bye
851 2R  Victor Hănescu (ROU) 43 Win 6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–1
852 3R  Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 33 Loss 7–5, 5–7, 6–7(4–7)
Miami Open, Miami
USA
Masters 1000
Outdoor, hard
22 March
1R Bye
853 2R  Nicolás Lapentti (ECU) 102 Win 6–3, 6–3
854 3R  Florent Serra (FRA) 61 Win 7–6(7–2), 7–6(7–3)
855 4R  Tomáš Berdych (CZE) 20 Loss 4–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–7(6–8)
Italian Open, Rome
Italy
Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
25 April
1R Bye
856 2R  Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 40 Loss 6–2, 1–6, 5–7
Estoril Open,
Estoril
Portugal
250
Clay, outdoor
3 May
1R Bye
857 2R  Björn Phau (GER) 138 Win 6–3, 6–4
858 QF  Arnaud Clément (FRA) 83 Win 7–6(9–7), 6–2
859 SF  Albert Montañés (ESP) 34 Loss 2–6, 6–7(5–7)
Madrid Open, Madrid
Spain
Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
9 May
1R Bye
860 2R  Benjamin Becker (GER) 46 Win 6–2, 7–6(7–4)
861 3R  Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 23 Win 6–3, 6–1
862 QF  Ernests Gulbis (LAT) 34 Win 3–6, 6–1, 6–4
863 SF  David Ferrer (ESP) 12 Win 7–5, 3–6, 6–3
864 F  Rafael Nadal (ESP) 3 Loss (1) 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
French Open, Paris
France
Grand Slam
Clay, outdoor
23 May
865 1R  Peter Luczak (AUS) 71 Win 6–4, 6–1, 6–2
866 2R  Alejandro Falla (COL) 70 Win 7–6(7–4), 6–2, 6–4
867 3R  Julian Reister (GER) 165 Win 6–4, 6–0, 6–4
868 4R  Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 24 Win 6–3, 7–6(7–5), 6–2
869 QF  Robin Söderling (SWE) 7 Loss 6–3, 3–6, 5–7, 4–6
Halle Open, Halle
Germany
250
Grass, outdoor
7 June
870 1R  Jarkko Nieminen (FIN) 65 Win 6–4, 6–4
871 2R  Alejandro Falla (COL) 67 Win 6–1, 6–2
872 QF  Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 35 Win 7–5, 6–3
873 SF  Philipp Petzschner (GER) 41 Win 7–6(7–3), 6–4
874 F  Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 32 Loss (2) 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Wimbledon Championships, London
Great Britain
Grand Slam
Grass, outdoor
21 June
875 1R  Alejandro Falla (COL) 60 Win 5–7, 4–6, 6–4, 7–6(7–1), 6–0
876 2R  Ilija Bozoljac (SRB) 152 Win 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 6–4, 7–6(7–5)
877 3R  Arnaud Clément (FRA) 86 Win 6–2, 6–4, 6–2
878 4R  Jürgen Melzer (AUT) 16 Win 6–3, 6–2, 6–3
879 QF  Tomáš Berdych (CZE) 13 Loss 4–6, 6–3, 1–6, 4–6
Canadien Open, Toronto
Canada
Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
11 August
1R Bye
880 2R  Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) 50 Win 7–6(9–7), 6–3
881 3R  Michaël Llodra (FRA) 35 Win 7–6(7–2), 6–3
882 QF  Tomáš Berdych (CZE) 7 Win 6–3, 5–7, 7–6(7–5)
883 SF  Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2 Win 6–1, 3–6, 7–5
884 F  Andy Murray (GBR) 4 Loss (3) 5–7, 5–7
Cincinnati Masters, Cincinnati
USA
Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
16 August
1R Bye
885 2R  Denis Istomin (UZB) 53 Win 5–2, RET
3R  Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) 33 Walkover N/A
886 QF  Nikolay Davydenko (RUS) 6 Win 6–4, 7–5
887 SF  Marcos Baghdatis (CYP) 20 Win 6–4, 6–3
888 W  Mardy Fish (USA) 36 Win (2) 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), 6–4
US Open, New York
USA
Grand Slam
Hard, outdoor
30 August
889 1R  Brian Dabul (ARG) 96 Win 6–1, 6–4, 6–2
890 2R  Andreas Beck (GER) 104 Win 6–3, 6–4, 6–3
891 3R  Paul-Henri Mathieu (FRA) 109 Win 6–4, 6–3, 6–3
892 4R  Jürgen Melzer (AUT) 15 Win 6–3, 7–6(7–4), 6–3
893 QF  Robin Söderling (SWE) 5 Win 6–4, 6–4, 7–5
894 SF  Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3 Loss 7–5, 1–6, 7–5, 2–6, 5–7
Shanghai Masters, Shanghai
China
Masters 1000
Hard, outdoor
10 October
1R Bye
895 2R  John Isner (USA) 20 Win 6–3, 6–4
896 3R  Andreas Seppi (ITA) 58 Win 6–3, 6–4
897 QF  Robin Söderling (SWE) 5 Win 6–1, 6–1
898 SF  Novak Djokovic (SRB) 2 Win 7–5, 6–4
899 F  Andy Murray (GBR) 4 Loss (4) 3–6, 2–6
Stockholm Open, Stockholm
Sweden
250
Hard, indoor
18 October
1R Bye
900 2R  Taylor Dent (USA) 101 Win 6–1, 6–2
901 QF  Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 21 Win 2–6, 6–3, 6–2
902 SF  Ivan Ljubičić (CRO) 17 Win 7–6(7–5), 6–2
903 W  Florian Mayer (GER) 47 Win (3) 6–4, 6–3
Swiss Indoors Basel, Basel
Switzerland
500
Hard, indoor
1 November
904 1R  Alexandr Dolgopolov (UKR) 48 Win 6–4, 5–2 RET
905 2R  Janko Tipsarević (SRB) 46 Win 6–3, 6–4
906 QF  Radek Štěpánek (CZE) 38 Win 6–3, 6–2
907 SF  Andy Roddick (USA) 9 Win 6–2, 6–4
908 W  Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3 Win (4) 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
Paris Masters, Paris
France
Masters 1000
Hard, indoor
7 November
1R Bye
909 2R  Richard Gasquet (FRA) 28 Win 6–4, 6–4
910 3R  Radek Štěpánek (CZE) 41 Win 6–4, 6–3
911 QF  Jürgen Melzer (AUT) 12 Win 6–1, 7–6(7–4)
912 SF  Gaël Monfils (FRA) 14 Loss 6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–1), 6–7(4–7)
ATP World Tour Finals, London
England
YEC
Hard, indoor
21 November
913 RR  David Ferrer (ESP) 7 Win 6–1, 6–4
914 RR  Andy Murray (GBR) 5 Win 6–4, 6–2
915 RR  Robin Söderling (SWE) 4 Win 7–6(7–5), 6–3
916 SF  Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3 Win 6–1, 6–4
917 W  Rafael Nadal (ESP) 1 Win (5) 6–3, 3–6, 6–1

Exhibition matches[edit]

Tournament Round Opponent(s) Result Score
Capitala World Tennis Championship
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Exhibition tournament
Hard, outdoor
31 December 2009 – 2 January 2010
QF Bye
SF Sweden Robin Söderling Loss 7–6(8–6), 6–7(1–7), 2–6
3rd Spain David Ferrer Win 6–1, 7–5
Hit for Haiti @ Australian Open
Melbourne, Australia
Charity event
Hard, indoor
17 January 2010
Red Team / List of partners
W Win 7–6(8–7)
Hit for Haiti 2 @ BNP Paribas Open
Indian Wells, United States
Charity event
Hard, outdoor
13 March 2010
Partner: United States Pete Sampras
W United States Andre Agassi
Spain Rafael Nadal
Win 8–6
Masters Guinot-Mary Cohr
Paris, France
Exhibition tournament
Clay, outdoor
19 – 21 May 2010
F
R3
Germany Rainer Schüttler Win 4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Match for Africa and Joining Forces for the Benefit of Children
Zürich (SUI) and Madrid (ESP)
Charity event
Hard, indoor
21 – 22 December 2010
Day 1 Spain Rafael Nadal Win 4–6, 6–3, 6–3
Day 2 Spain Rafael Nadal Loss 6–7(3–7), 6–4, 1–6

Doubles[edit]

Tournament Match Round Opponents (Seed or Key) Ranks Result Score


Internazionali BNL d'Italia
Rome, Italy
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Clay, outdoor
26 April – 2 May 2010
Partner: Switzerland Yves Allegro
1 / 186 1R Sweden Johan Brunström / Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer #33 / #34 Win 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
2 / 187 2R Sweden Simon Aspelin / Australia Paul Hanley (6) #11 / #15 Win 4–6, 6–3, [10–8]
3 / 188 QF United States John Isner / United States Sam Querrey #50 / #40 Loss 4–6, 4–6
Gerry Weber Open
Halle, Germany
ATP Tour 250
Grass, outdoor
7 – 13 June 2010
Partner: Switzerland Yves Allegro
4 / 189 1R Germany Christopher Kas / Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber #35 / #76 Loss 4–6, 6–7(6–8)

Source (ATP)

Yearly records[edit]

Finals[edit]

Singles: 9 (5–4)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (1–0)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (1–3)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (1–0)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (1–1)
Titles by surface
Hard (5–2)
Clay (0–1)
Grass (0–1)
Titles by surface
Outdoors (2–4)
Indoors (3–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 62. 31 January 2010 Australian Open, Australia (4) Hard United Kingdom Andy Murray 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(13–11)
Runner-up 25. 16 May 2010 Madrid Open, Spain (2) Clay Spain Rafael Nadal 4–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 26. 13 June 2010 Halle Open, Germany Grass Australia Lleyton Hewitt 6–3, 6–7(4–7), 4–6
Runner-up 27. 15 August 2010 Canada Masters, Canada (2) Hard United Kingdom Andy Murray 5–7, 5–7
Winner 63. 23 August 2010 Cincinnati Masters, United States (4) Hard United States Mardy Fish 6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–1), 6–4
Runner-up 28. 17 October 2010 Shanghai Masters, China Hard United Kingdom Andy Murray 3–6, 2–6
Winner 64. 24 October 2010 Stockholm Open, Sweden Hard (i) Germany Florian Mayer 6–4, 6–3
Winner 65. 7 November 2010 Swiss Indoors, Switzerland (4) Hard (i) Serbia Novak Djokovic 6–4, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 66. 28 November 2010 Year-End Championships, London, UK (5) Hard (i) Spain Rafael Nadal 6–3, 3–6, 6–1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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